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Economy, Environment, History, Indigenous, Science and Technology

Canada now officially connected by road-coast to coast to coast

It’s official. For the first time in Canadian history, the country is now linked by all-weather road from Atlantic to Pacific, and now to the Arctic. Yesterday the final 137 kilometre section of an all-weather road linking Inuvik in the» 

Politics, Science and Technology

High Arctic climate research lab gets another reprieve

A group Canadian scientists is breathing a sigh of relief after the federal government announced a last-minute infusion of badly needed cash to keep one of the world’s northernmost climate research stations in the High Arctic going for another 18» 

Politics

Premier of Canada’s Northwest Territories calls for national debate on North

Canada’s decision to block offshore oil and gas exploration in the Arctic will hurt the economy, says the premier of Canada’s Northwest Territories (NWT) as he called for “an urgent national debate on the future of the Northwest Territories,” in a» 

Animals, Environment

Polar bears, climate change and growing concern

There are 19 subpopulations of polar bears spread throughout the Arctic, and while some are doing alright, others have already begun to feel the effects of climate change. Among them is the population around the western shore of Hudson Bay,» 

Animals, Economy, Environment, International, Science and Technology

Agreement soon on high Arctic fishing in international waters?

The area under discussions is almost 3 million sq/km of ocean beyond the boundaries of Arctic nations known as the Arctic doughnut hole Recently two relatively small sailing yachts on a British expedition made it almost to the North Pole.» 

Environment, Indigenous

Colonialism still present in Arctic, says premier of Canada’s Northwest Territories

REYKJAVIK, Iceland ­-  Despite improved relations between the federal government and Canada’s Indigenous Peoples, northerners still get excluded from political decisions that impact their lands and livelihoods,  says Bob McLeod, premier of Canada’s Northwest Territories. “Colonialism is not entirely absent,”» 

Environment, Indigenous, International, Science and Technology

Google streetview maps high Arctic park

It’s remote, very remote. Quttinirpaaq National Park on the northern tip of Ellesmere Island. It’s so difficult to get to that barely 50 people visit each year.  It’s only 800 kilometres from the North Pole, and almost the furthest north» 

Environment, Politics

Scientists urge international agreement on fisheries in Central Arctic Ocean

A group of high-profile scientists specializing in Arctic research is urging the five Arctic coastal states and the five major distant-fishing players to finalize discussions on signing an international agreement on regulating any future fishery in the Central Arctic Ocean.» 

Environment, Politics

Efforts to ban heavy fuel oil in the Arctic gather steam

The international campaign to end the use of heavy fuel oil (HFO) by ships plying the waters of the increasingly accessible Arctic is gathering steam ahead of an important meeting of the world maritime body next year. At the recent» 

Environment, Indigenous, Politics, Science and Technology

Inuit say ‘nyet’ to toxic splash from Russian rockets

Inuit in Canada and Greenland are calling on Ottawa and Copenhagen to demand the postponement of a Russian rocket launch scheduled to deliver a European Space Agency satellite to orbit next week and look for alternative launch vehicles that use»